Neutral Bay (or City) to Homebush

Neutral Bay (or City) to Homebush

Postby tigerprawn » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:43 am

Hi all!

I'm about to start a few month stint on a project at Homebush..... I currently live in Neutral Bay and usually cycle to work in Pyrmont.

Can anybody give a suggested safe route to Homebush, I ride a road bike and am fairly confident on the bike (except for a t-bone incident a few years ago which damaged confidence).

Also, I'm VERY new to Sydney (6 months) so as much detail as possible would be really appreciated. I found one link on Bikely, but it's 5 years old.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Neutral Bay (or City) to Homebush

Postby Boognoss » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:18 pm

Here's a ride I did from Kirribilli to Castle Hill the long way around a couple of years ago. The City to SOP segment may be useful. Mostly on road except for the bits where you have to use a shared path (eg. SHB, Anzac Bridge, Bay Run).

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/104299431
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Re: Neutral Bay (or City) to Homebush

Postby george-bob » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:22 pm

the best way is to head to pyrmont and then go over the anzac bridge, follow lilyfield road to the bay run, go through five dock, around canada bay and to homebush through concord. jump on google maps and look for an exact route that suits you. it is an easy ride.

the route i have used from five dock to SOP is in here, it is largely on quiet roads and very easy: http://app.strava.com/activities/33185617 (if you cant see that let me know and i will screenshot it)
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Re: Neutral Bay (or City) to Homebush

Postby find_bruce » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:32 pm

Yep make that 3 votes for going to Pyrmont & then extending it across tha Anzac Bridge & along Lilyfield Rd. The only change I would suggest on Boognoss' route is that at Concord I would turn left onto Pommeroy St & right onto underwood rd and that will take you under Homebush Bay Drive & into Homebush.

The alternative to the northside would seem to involve the River Rd & in my view it is best avoided
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Re: Neutral Bay (or City) to Homebush

Postby goneriding » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:16 pm

+4, although with your confidence I'd avoid the Underwood Rd option into SOP (assuming that is where you are going) as there is a nasty roundabout that find_bruce is suggesting. I avoid it as cars tend to go through it fairly quickly.

My preferred route is:
Pomeroy - right into George - left into Victoria - right along the shared path as soon as you enter Bicentennial Park - left about half way along that path - straight ahead brings you out into a car park and Bennelong Rd.
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Re: Neutral Bay (or City) to Homebush

Postby Boognoss » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:23 pm

goneriding wrote:My preferred route is:
Pomeroy - right into George - left into Victoria - right along the shared path as soon as you enter Bicentennial Park - left about half way along that path - straight ahead brings you out into a car park and Bennelong Rd.


D'oh. I hadn't even noticed that on my own map. That looks like a much better option than the small pedestrian tunnel under the railway that I did on this route and every other time I've done the ride.
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Re: Neutral Bay (or City) to Homebush

Postby tubby74 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:26 pm

I use a similar route, but hesd up wellbank street over to coreys ave, then down by corncord west stationand the small tunnel. i guess at that end it depends on exactly where you are hoping to end up. Underwood road I would avoid at all costs, usually banked up with traffic, cars entering from the disrupted carpark at DFO, and changing lanes to try and get ahead
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Re: Neutral Bay (or City) to Homebush

Postby sb944 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:37 pm

This is going in the other direction, it goes under Homebush Bay drive on the tiny backstreet, so avoids that roundabout:
http://app.strava.com/activities/40115437
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Re: Neutral Bay (or City) to Homebush

Postby la838 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:47 pm

Anyone got any tips getting to Auburn from the North Strathfield area? Like to avoid Parramatta road as much as possible of course.
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